The main story on the BBC’s Newsnight programme last night concerned the announcement by Home Secretary Theresa May of a public inquiry into undercover policing.  The programme included an interview with Alison, one of the women in this case. The programme can be watched via BBC iPlayer; Alison’s interview begins from 16.57 into the broadcast.

The Newsnight piece also included a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police, in which they yet again hide behind “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” – a flimsy ‘policy’ that the women and their supporters are saying should not stand – and in particular, should not stand in the way of justice.

There is more of Alison’s testimony on this website, and it can be found here.  There are also accounts from Belinda and Helen, two more women in this case, of their stories here and here.  All three women, along with two others, are involved in an important court hearing on the 18th and 19th of March, for which the women are asking for support in their battle against police secrecy – see here for details on the hearing.

Alison interviewed on BBC Newsnight
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